Image: Mark with Yellowfin Leatherjacket
Fish Collection Manager, Mark McGrouther holding a Yellowfin Leatherjacket. The fish was collected during the Sydney Ports sampling project in May 2001.
- Sally Reader
- © Australian Museum
- Common name:
- Yellowfin Leatherjacket
- Scientific name:
- Meuschenia trachylepis
The reason for Mark's 'pained' expression, is that he had just extracted a Leatherjacket Louse from the fish. The crater in the fish's belly marks the spot from which the parasite was removed.